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Burnett solidifies rep as unreliable

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08:12 AM ET 08.10 | The Yankees suffered another blown save, hitting mistakes and base-running mistakes Tuesday. Still, the most unsettling developments of the night again concerned [A.J. Burnett], who showed up with a new haircut and a bleached tuft of blond hair, but saw his ERA go up to 4.60 ERA and his status as one of baseball's foremost enigmas nothing but solidified. ... You keep hearing about Burnett's hellacious arsenal, his nasty fastball and wicked curve, and it's all true, and completely besides the point. He is in pinstripes what he has pretty much always been: about a .500 pitcher who is maddeningly erratic, fully capable of pitching like Bob Gibson one inning and like Debbie Gibson the next.

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August 10, 2011  08:17 AM ET

We all know he is a .500 pitcher at best...but can he sing like Debbie Gibson, that is the question.

August 10, 2011  08:34 AM ET

AJ's best year is when he is looking for a new contract

August 10, 2011  08:40 AM ET
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AJ's best year is when he is looking for a new contract

2009 worked out well for him.

August 10, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Maybe we can do our selves a favor and trade him to the Dodgers. He would love that California life style.

August 10, 2011  08:53 AM ET

CC is all the yanks have, and thats way overrated and has a ****. Angels pitching is way better. Arod, jeter, rivera, posada....done. if cashman and crew dont win the world series, all four should be retired (nobody else would touch those inflated contracts) . yanks need a makeover (pitching) big time.
good thing for yanks weaver cant pitch today or they would lose 4 in a row. Only good news for them is they avoid the most talented team in the AL rest of the year...Rangers. Prediction: yankee melltdown =wild card from the west.

August 10, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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Arod, jeter, rivera, posada....done. if cashman and crew dont win the world series, all four should be retired

are you saying like retiring a race horse with a shattered leg retired?

August 10, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Prediction: yankee melltdown =wild card from the west.

your tarot cards seem to be malfunctioning

August 10, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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are you saying like retiring a race horse with a shattered leg retired?

Consider the source. He typically lives up to his name.

August 10, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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Consider the source. He typically lives up to his name.

True. I would think he would be on the Blue Jays wearing red next year thread.

August 10, 2011  09:05 AM ET

The guy was left off the playoff roster last year. This is not news.

August 10, 2011  09:14 AM ET

What a shame.

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August 10, 2011  09:21 AM ET

He just now solidified that reputation???

August 10, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Morning all...COJONES!!!

August 10, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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Arod, jeter, rivera, posada....done. if cashman and crew dont win the world series, all four should be retired (nobody else would touch those inflated contracts) . yanks need a makeover (pitching) big time.

That's why the Yankees didnt trade any prospects @ the deadline. They know they're hosed in a few years. They traded Kennedy to Arizona & now look @ him!

Yanks are better off moving AJ now so they can afford to pay CC when he opts out next year.

August 10, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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CSF, Slink - top o'the morning to you

back at you

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August 10, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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Youth in Asia

Morning PK.

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